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The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy

· Freeport, Illinois
49 acres
1 unit
1 Glamping
Learn more about this land: The southern Driftless Area is one of rolling hills of farmland, prairie and woodlands. The camper is parked near a line of pines with both beautiful light and fresh breezes, located on a working ecological farm.
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Freeport, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Nance K.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
14 Ratings · 13 reviews
Patrick C.recommends
September 29, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
We really enjoyed the Lichen Pod. Nance was awesome and super nice. She showed us around the property and then left us to enjoy the peace and quiet of the campsite. The spot is pretty private and peaceful. Would definitely come back!
Melanie W.recommends
June 29, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
I can't say enough good things about staying at Nance's - there are so many details that make this a wonderful place to be. The land is truly gorgeous and a birder's paradise. The fireflies at night and the sunset over the prairie is unreal! Highly recommend both the sauna and biking the nearby Jane Addams trail, which Nance kindly recommended to us. Nance's sweet and friendly pets are also a highlight that bears mentioning.
Koren S.recommends
June 8, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
A rare gem!
I was blown away at how beautiful it is here! There was so much to explore and see. Nance was an amazing host, taking time to make sure we had everything we need and showing us around. We loved her pets too they were a joy to meet! You can tell a lot of love and hard work goes into maintaining the land. Sunsets and sunrises were spectacular! Highly recommend staying here!
Arlee M.recommends
June 1, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Peaceful, beautiful, amazing!! Would definitely stay again. The prairie and creek on the land is so magical!! Nance was awesome, and was flexible and understanding.
Erin K.recommends
May 31, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Glamping with my dog
I loved staying here and hope to come back again. I learned a lot and Nance is VERY accommodating. Absolutely recommend the pod and the land! You get a beautiful view of the sunset, there are hammocks in several spots, and the sauna is LEGIT! I missed being here as soon as I got home.
Marriam C.recommends
May 16, 2022
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Everything was just as pictured and I would totally come here again
Julia D.recommends
November 7, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Nance has created a dream, had a very restorative time and hope to stay again next spring/summer
Tim D.recommends
October 18, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Eco-friendly meets rustic artsy!
Rustic, but with so much character and the kind of place where an artist's heart can run wild and free, I was enchanted by the camping/glamping experience on Nance's property. Down a private property road and in proximity to a barn that doubles as an indoor hangout space when the weather's less than lovely, the entire property is a sort of semi off-the-grid ecological farm; (Nance, my gracious host) would say it much better. Around every corner is a touch of artistry meet home-spun practicality. On-site there was incredible enjoyment of the nearby trails, wooden platforms and outdoor spaces. A couple of hammocks hung nearby invited the soul to linger a bit longer. For next time! Best of all, you'll love the sound of the howling coyotes from all directions, coupled with owls—perfect timed like a halloween soundtrack. Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping and the crisp cool air was just a pleasure. And don't forget to ask about the mud-built outdoor pizza often and the log-built sauna. Didn't do that add-on, but absolutely wish I had. For winter, would be amazing.
Kevin K.recommends
October 2, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
I saw Jupiter!
Fantastic stay in a cute and rustic setting. Visited from Chicago and it was nice to be connect with nature. The prairie was a beautiful range of gold, orange and brown with surprise hints of purple. I took a walk around the the prairie when I arrived, after dark, and early morning. Couldn't get enough. There's a bunch of cool biking too. At night the stars were amazing. And I saw Jupiter! Late at night a thunder storm rolled in and I was cozy as can be in the The Lichen Pod.
Gwyneth Z.recommends
September 17, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Will renew your sense of wonder
Staying here was an absolute dream! The Lichen Pod is clean n' cute, with a comfy bed, plenty of windows, and more space inside than I even knew what to do with - I was able to choose one area just for reading/journaling and one area just for stretching. Plenty of room for storage, too. Outside there's everything you could ask for: acres and acres of forest and prairie, a meandering stream, and even a cool wooden deck to watch the sunset from, with paths connecting them all together. It was perfect for hours of wandering around peacefully, plus I was able to see alllll the stars at night. This place has renewed my sense of connection with nature! Nance was a great host, and clearly cares deeply about this land - her wonder and knowledge made the visit all the more special. I definitely recommend!
Jen L.recommends
September 13, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
Wonderful Retreat
I loved staying in the Lichen Pod and spending time on Nance's beautiful land. The camper itself is clean, cozy, comfortable and cutely decorated. Located conveniently close to the shared kitchen barn area which has everything one might need for meal prep, and the composting toilet/solar shower. The sounds of the wind in the trees, the birds and frogs and insects (a perfect lullaby), the fresh air, and the beautiful landscape - make for a wonderful retreat from the city. My dog and I really enjoyed walking along the paths around the prairie, sitting on the bridges over the creek, reading in a hammock and watching sunsets over the prairie from the platform. Nance is a wonderful host - kind, knowledgeable, helpful, and very clearly someone who cares deeply about this space. She's doing some really awesome work here, it's a very special place. So appreciative of her willingness to share it with others. Can't wait to come back and spend more time here!
Sara Z.recommends
September 7, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
unique camping in the driftless
Unique camping experience in the Driftless Region. The Lichen Pod is cozy and functional, super clean and fresh, made for a very airy and light feel with screens all around nestled in the pine trees. We had perfect weather so everything was easy! Kitchen in the barn is well organized, clean and easy to use, we kept everything safely closed in containers because it is open air. LOVED the extra spaces/amenities-- the "Shittaker" composting toilet with next door solar shower area; the "Earthstar Lounge", and the wide walking pathways curving around the 50 acres of woodland, prairie, and even a little orchard. The bridges over the creek were another highlight, and biking trail nearby! This was an excellent getaway from the city life. Will definitely be coming back for a longer stay.
Audrey T.recommends
September 5, 2021
The Lichen Pod - 26' 1974 Argosy
A slice of magic
We loved staying in the Lichenpod at Nance's land this week. The land is so beautiful and has everything you could need. Trees, a gorgeous wildflower prairie, a creek, and a very fun bike trail close by! Mushroom can be found on the trail. The soundscape was filled with all sorts of birds! The lichenpod was adorable and clean. I will definitely come back here as much as I can :)
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